West Australian Premier Mark McGowan will have to do some wheeling and dealing in the Upper House.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan will have to do some wheeling and dealing in the Upper House. REBECCA LE MAY

WA Labor left a little short

LABOR in Western Australia has fallen just short of a working majority in the Legislative Council.

With vote counting completed, Labor has 14 seats in the Upper House, the Liberals nine, the Nationals and the Greens four each, One Nation three and the Liberal Democrats and the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party one each.

It means Premier Mark McGowan's Government will need the support of the Greens and one other minor party, or the Opposition, to gets its legislation passed, unless Labor can convince a Liberal to take on the role of Upper House president.



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